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Maine Ave. Fish Market
Since 1794, seafood has been sold here, making it perhaps the oldest continuously operating fish market in the United States. After the redevelopment efforts of the 1960s, permanent seafood sales boats were located at the Municipal Fish Wharf, at 1100 Water St. S.W. The fishing boats no longer come up the Potomac with their haul (the fish are almost all trucked in), but the shops remain. The wharf hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m daily.
The current fish market is immediately adjacent to a huge development project (The Wharf). Eventually the project will include improved access to the market. Parking is very limited. Fresh fish as well as cooked fish are available from a number of vendors. These include:
Custis & Brown Seafood, 1200 Maine Ave. S.W., 202-484-0168
Virgo Fish Market, 1100 Maine Ave. SW, 202-554-4250
Pruitt Seafood, 11th & Maine Ave. S.W., 202-554-2669.
Jessie Taylor Seafood, 1100 Maine Ave. S.W., 202-554-4173
Captain White's Seafood City, 1100 Maine Ave. S.W., 202-484-2722.
Yelp reviews of the Maine Ave. Seafood Market are shown below.